Congratulations to Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Ladybrille Woman of the Month August 2009, who was honored on May 5th, 2011 by the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s GIFT FROM AFRICA campaign.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing institution that invests the world’s money to save lives. To date, it has committed funds in 150 countries to support large-scale prevention, treatment and care programs against the three diseases, globally.
As a respected philanthropist, humanitarian and a qualified medical doctor, with a passion for women’s health and the development of the African continent, Dr. Moloi-Motsepe proudly puts a face to the campaign that is the driving force behind Africans demonstrating global leadership as part of a broader effort to promote private sector support for the Global Fund on the continent.
“I am inspired and humbled by this opportunity to serve my continent. Infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria have robbed our beautiful continent of growth and prosperity. They trap families and communities in the cycle of poverty. We can all contribute towards the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria by supporting the Global Fund and its initiatives. A healthy nation is a prosperous nation!” said Dr Moloi-Motsepe.
Representing the Global Fund, Mr. David Hayward Evans, Head of Private Sector and Non-Governmental Donors, says of Dr. Moloi-Motsepe’s appointment:
“The Global Fund is honoured that an esteemed personality such as Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe has agreed to champion our GIFT FROM AFRICA campaign. The stakes could not be higher. When Africans across the continent are able to demonstrate their support for the Global Fund, it strengthens immeasurably our case for support on the world stage.”
The GIFT FROM AFRICA campaign, which was initiated in July 2010, invites private sector leaders from the continent to come together on the global stage and invest in the fight against the three diseases in Africa. GIFT FROM AFRICA is a joint initiative of the Global Fund and Friends Africa.
Other Global Fund supporters and advocates include Kofi A. Annan, Bono, Bill Gates, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and the current United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
Recently, Dr. Moloi-Motsepe embarked on a trip to Washington, DC – co-ordinated by the Global Fund – to meet with a number of organizations involved in global health issues to introduce herself and her role in “re-branding Africa” as the newest champion of GIFT FROM AFRICA.